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Hi guys , just came around to know there is Rural programs prepare rural physician , and i was interested on ths , because was born in rural , grew up in rural , went school in rural , real my heart is in rural than urban . tried check this Rurat training program but found only Family medicine , and talk about AMG only . question for help , anyone who knows , are these RURAL TRAINING TRACK PROGRAMS ACCEPT FMG ? and if yes , what abt LOR , must be from rural physician and rural hospitals ? also are all specialties available in these rural programs or only family medicine as i saw in internet ? thanks
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Hi guys , just came around to know there is Rural programs prepare rural physician , and i was interested on ths , because was born in rural , grew up in rural , went school in rural , real my heart is in rural than urban . tried check this Rurat training program but found only Family medicine , and talk about AMG only . question for help , anyone who knows , are these RURAL TRAINING TRACK PROGRAMS ACCEPT FMG ? and if yes , what abt LOR , must be from rural physician and rural hospitals ? also are all specialties available in these rural programs or only family medicine as i saw in internet ? thanks
Rural training is great. especially the FM programs. but they are very competitive. you need at least a FM-LOR from a Rural physician and you have to show you can survive rural USA.
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Rural training is great. especially the FM programs. but they are very competitive. you need at least a FM-LOR from a Rural physician and you have to show you can survive rural USA.
but how is that possiible get Rural physician , how to make it ? do they have their own separate observership , electives ? and how can i prove to them that i can survive in rural USA ? thanks
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